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by SimonT
Wed May 18, 2022 9:54 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: John Innes compost replacements
Replies: 9
Views: 216

Re: John Innes compost replacements

I'm keen to try some peat-free JI-substitute composts but the only one I can find to test is the Sylvagrow product. I'm going to try it this year, but otherwise I will make my own.
by SimonT
Sun May 15, 2022 11:08 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: A couple of species Rebutia/Aylostera
Replies: 12
Views: 358

Re: A couple of species Rebutia/Aylostera

These two plants came from Ralph at round about the same time. They might be interesting for
comparison. I think there is a tiny bit of striping on the MN135. This is one of the first flowers it has produced although there are more on the way now.
by SimonT
Tue May 10, 2022 9:29 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Rebutia ID please?
Replies: 14
Views: 579

Re: Rebutia ID please?

I think the controversy over R./A. albipilosa goes back to when it was first isolated - summarised http://www.rebutia.sk/idents/albipilosa.htm. It has even been suggested in the past that some are of "horticultural origin". I'm not sure this controversy has ever been resolved? I'd like an ...
by SimonT
Tue May 10, 2022 2:22 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Rebutia ID please?
Replies: 14
Views: 579

Re: Rebutia ID please?

With regards to my comment about A. albipilosa, I was just pointing out that naming plants based upon spination is a bit ambiguous as spines are often different for the same plant under different growth conditions. I like Ralph's picture too and I've also been growing albipilosa. When selecting seed...
by SimonT
Sun May 08, 2022 4:36 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Rebutia ID please?
Replies: 14
Views: 579

Re: Rebutia ID please?

OK thanks, I see where the name comes from.

The plant spines looked similar to albipilosa a few years ago and then I moved the plant, repotted it, and it dramatically changed appearance.
by SimonT
Sat May 07, 2022 11:56 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Rebutia ID please?
Replies: 14
Views: 579

Re: Rebutia ID please?

Thanks for the name.
Looking at the descriptions online for this name it is a really good fit for the plant.
Weird it should be named "pumila" though- this is one of the largest plants I have!
by SimonT
Fri May 06, 2022 6:47 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Rebutia ID please?
Replies: 14
Views: 579

Rebutia ID please?

This plant I raised from seed many years ago, but I'm not sure of the ID?
The appearance changes quite a bit depending upon growth conditions
unknown
unknown
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by SimonT
Mon May 02, 2022 11:13 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Pot size and shape for Echinopsis and trichocereus hybrids
Replies: 17
Views: 604

Re: Pot size and shape for Echinopsis and trichocereus hybrids

I just have a few Echinopsis hybrids that need a bit of encouragement to flower- so I'm trying deeper pots this year.

If selecting from panels of hybrids for interesting flowers then maybe you are selecting for plants that flower well (or even poorly) under your growth conditions?
by SimonT
Mon May 02, 2022 11:44 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Pot size and shape for Echinopsis and trichocereus hybrids
Replies: 17
Views: 604

Re: Pot size and shape for Echinopsis and trichocereus hybrids

I was also wondering about pot size for Echinopsis. Some growers seems to use big pots for these plants.
by SimonT
Fri Apr 29, 2022 5:08 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Help. Is this spider mites? Solved
Replies: 19
Views: 881

Re: Help. Is this spider mites? Solved

Looks like an aphid, so safe to remove it...